Summer Veggie Tian

Thanks to Pixar’s Ratatouille I saw this dish on Pinterest and thought that’s what it was. Turns out it’s not and ratatouille involves peppers and eggplant…totally different dish which yes – I’ll be trying soon 🙂

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This is one of the easiest recipes in the world. Slice up one potato, tomato, zucchini and yellow squash. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Alternate the slices in a glass dish and sprinkle with rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and back for an additional 15 minutes.

This was our entire dinner but you could always add a side of chicken or a green salad!

So that’s dinner with Mr. Layland & Me!

Mexican Lettuce Wraps

One word: Delicious

I know, obviously it’s nothing weird or super healthy – it’s just a taco without the tortilla. I was still surprised at how yummy these were! They’re super easy to make (as easy as tacos) and just a touch healthier!

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MEXICAN LETTUCE WRAPS

{Just base the portions on how many people you’re feeding. We each at two wraps.}

1. Brown the hamburger adding cumin, red pepper & garlic.

2. Toss the taco meat into a romaine lettuce leaf and top with tomatoes, olives, sour cream, cheese & salsa!

See? Easy! It took me all of 10 minutes to have everything ready so it’s a fantastically quick dinner if you’re scrambling for time. You can add avocado or rice or even throw in some quinoa to the meat to bulk it up. It’s all up to you!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!

Spinach Burgers

Just trust me. While this meal has spinach as the main ingredient, it’s surprisingly delicious! I’ve put my fair share of spinach into smoothies and know you can’t really taste a huge difference but I was still a little skeptical about making these burgers. Let me just say, this recipe made 5 burgers — and we ate them all!

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I found the recipe on this blog but I made a few changes. When I got it all mixed together it didn’t seem moist enough. Mr. Layland suggested we add another egg, so we did! Adding the egg was perfect and the patties held together really well in the pan.

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I blended the spinach in my Ninja and hand mixed in the other ingredients. I’m sure I could have just thrown it all together in the food processor…but I didn’t. Next time! I’ll definitely be making these again 🙂

SPINACH BURGERS

1 bag fresh spinach, blended

2 egg whites

2 whole eggs

1/4 c diced onion

1/2 c shredded cheese

1/2 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Blend spinach until shredded.  Add other ingredients and stir to combine. Shape into patties and cook on the stove over medium high heat (about 5 minutes each side) until firm and golden. Enjoy!!!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!